Breakfast Recipes, Main Course Recipes

Smoked Salmon, Dill, and Goat Cheese Quiche

So, here we go with the 100th recipe post on EmilyAlwaysCooks.  It's been one heck of a yummy ride, and I'm already looking forward to post number 200. Quite befitting a make-ahead holiday recipe.  Rich and savory custard, flecked with smoked salmon, goat cheese, dill, and leeks with a buttery crust base.  I have no… Continue reading Smoked Salmon, Dill, and Goat Cheese Quiche

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Dessert Recipes

Perfectly Soft Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  At first glance, these cookies seem usual enough.  But, a few key steps make these cookies unusually irresistible. These soft batch style cookies have a subtle touch of peppermint, (tis the season) and they're incredibly easy to throw together.  The secret ingredient that makes these so playfully soft ... a pack of instant vanilla… Continue reading Perfectly Soft Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crock Pot Recipes, Main Course Recipes

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala and Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

  This dish accomplishes three ever-important objectives. 1) Delicious taste. 2) The kitchen is filled with a wonderfully unique and enticing aroma. 3) Easy to make.  Three objectives met. One adjective needed. Magical. Indian food is all about the spices. While there are numerous spices to choose from, I brought this particular taste of India… Continue reading Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala and Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Side Dish Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian Recipes

Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts

  I get it. Telling you "Asian roasted Brussels sprouts are the perfect bar food snack" makes me sound like a food snob.  But if you're reading this, you're either already a food snob, or you're on the road to becoming one.  So let's embrace both our inner food snobbery, and this fantastically delicious and… Continue reading Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts

Salads, Vegetarian Recipes

Fall Quinoa and Kale Salad

  Take a look at this salad.  Tell me that doesn't look beautiful and delicious.  But don't actually tell me that, or type me that, or whatever ... because you know it's not true.  You know this baby looks fantastic.  What you may not know is the little trick I used to make it taste… Continue reading Fall Quinoa and Kale Salad

Appetizers, Vegetarian Recipes

Classic Hummus

  Don't buy it.  Make it yourself.  More fun and flavor are to be had! If you normally read something like the above in a food blog or publication and think to yourself,  "sure, I should do that," ... but then, upon further and deeper thought, you say to yourself (honestly) ... "Even though that… Continue reading Classic Hummus

Soup and Chili Recipes

Stuffed Pepper Soup

  Is it weird to coin a phrase referring  to your style of cooking?  Is it weird to coin a phrase on your own blog?  Is it weird to coin a phrase using your own name?  Is it weird that, when I asked myself these questions, I found none of the above weird?  No to… Continue reading Stuffed Pepper Soup